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by Matt C.:

A brief update
Over the last couple years, I’ve seen more and more people in technology trying to make government work better. They’re idealists who are also making a large impact. These are people that I respect–some of them worked to fix healthcare.gov, for example. From talking to many of them, I can tell you that their energy […]
Thanks, Amit
Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s also a good friend. Last year, after he marked 15 years with Google, I wrote this about Amit’s contributions: Amit Singhal, one of the unsung heroes of Google, just celebrated […]
Solving a Verizon issue (Nexus 5X)
I solved a problem today and figured that I’d document it for the rest of the world. Every time someone left me a voicemail on Verizon, I would get a cryptic text from Verizon at 900080006202 that looked like “//VZWVVM:SYNC:ev=NM;id=1;c=1;t=v;s=1XXXXXXXXXX;dt=18/01/2016 13:40-0900;l=13;dev_t=5” or “//VZWVVM:SYNC:ev=MBU;dev_t=5”. Here’s what happened. It turns out that Verizon has three kinds of […]
Halloween 2015: USB Drive
I went a little overboard for Halloween last year. And as you can tell from my the Halloween category on my blog, sometimes I get a little too excited about Halloween. So this year I decided to go quick, easy, and lo-fi as a USB drive: To make a thumb drive/USB key, I just took […]
Give Google Contributor a try
Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your […]
Berkshire Hathaway
My taste in financial advice runs toward the simple and the lessons I’ve learned the hard way. But I still like reading about investing/finance, and I recently read through the 2014 annual report for Berkshire Hathaway. Given that it was the 50th anniversary of Warren Buffett taking charge of Berkshire, I have to admit that […]
My next project: AutoSEO
This was an April Fool’s joke. I’ve been working really hard with some friends on a project to handle SEO automatically. Now we’re ready to take the wraps off it over at seo.ninja. One of the ideas that helped the World Wide Web succeed was that it separated presentation and content. You could write your […]
Next 30 day challenge: social media/news cleanse
For January 2015, I tried to declutter around the house for 15 minutes a day. We now have a couple rooms that are much cleaner, and I gave away a bunch of magazines. For February 2015, my 30 day challenge was to go on daily 15 minute walks with my wife. That was nice. Lately […]
Fixing “full path disclosure” issues
Whether you’re running a web service or a blog, you should always keep your software fully patched to prevent attacks and minimize your attack surface. Another smart step is to prevent full path disclosures. For example, if your blog or service throws an error like “Warning: require(ABSPATHwp-includes/load.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file […]
Lessons learned from the early days of Google
Earlier this month I did a talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about lessons learned from the early days of Google. The video is now online and watchable, or you can watch it on YouTube: We did the talk in a pretty large room, and the camera at the back of […]
Six most important search marketing news stories of the week
Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from around the world of search marketing and beyond.
Penguin 4.0 is finally here, Google confirms
After a couple of years waiting, and various algorithm fluctuations described as 'normal turbulence', Google has finally confirmed today that it's Penguin algorithm update is rolling out in all languages.
How National Geographic uses visual storytelling to stand out in social media
National Geographic is known for its impressive visual content. How did it use it though to create a highly successful social presence?
12 tips for content marketing from an SEO perspective
How can you create content marketing which works for search, right from the start?
CTR as a ranking factor: what we know so far and how to action it
For the last two years there has been much discussion and debate around whether click through rate (CTR) is something Google uses ... read more
12 companies hit with a Google manual penalty
Just in case you're ever tempted to try a few black-hat practices to manipulate your search positions in Google, here are 12 tales to persuade you otherwise.
Instagram content best practice: winning examples from global brands
This month saw the release of the 2016 cross-border business handbook: Going global with Facebook.
Five tips to maximise content ROI for every industry
An effective content marketing strategy needs to be customised to the demands of each industry. Here are five tips to increase your ROI.
Five solid Google AdWords insights from analyzing half a billion dollars in ad spend
In which I set out to look at fresh Performance Grader data to get a sense of what is changing in terms of the overall AdWords ecosystem.
10 terrific websites to help promote your app or tool
Building a cool tool or an app is half of the battle. Marketing it is even harder and more overwhelming. Here's a handy guide for you to use.